Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"
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Review: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and LifeUser Review - Theresa - Goodreads
It's a great read. It's full of wisdom and I love that the instructions on writing and life apply universally. It was great to have this honest sagacity. Nothing's sugar coated, yet Anne's voice is ... Read full review
Review: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and LifeUser Review - Apryl Anderson - Goodreads
Refreshingly wonderful. Hi, my name is Apryl, and I guess I'm a writer. Thank-you, Anne, for showing me the truth of my addiction, and how much more freeing it is to admit that carrying a journal is ... Read full review
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